Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Jun 10, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Mar 2015

Apr 2015

May 2015

Tony Abbott

38%

9%

82%

8%

36%

41%

39%

36%

35%

31%

33%

32%

35%

Bill Shorten

33%

66%

3%

57%

22%

22%

33%

40%

36%

36%

37%

35%

32%

Don’t know

29%

25%

15%

36%

42%

37%

28%

24%

30%

33%

30%

33%

33%

38% (up 3% since May) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (up 1%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister. This is Tony Abbott’s best result since October last year.

43% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 32% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 33%.

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